Bristol Twp. Council Honors Memory of Longtime First Responder, Escavator
The Bristol Township Council and the first responder community honored the memory of one its own Thursday night, Herbert Schoell, Sr..
He served as the fire company’s chief for over 20 years and president for over 10 years, receiving numerous awards and served as Township Fire Marshal for several years.
“Bristol Township Council honors and recognizes Schoell for his endless contributions deepest commitment and honorable service to Bristol Twp, Newportville Fire Company and fire services,” said the honoring resolution in part.
“Herbie meant a lot to us” said lifelong friend and colleague Councilman Joe Glasson said.
As the township escavator he helped buildup sections of the township, said Glasson, He’ll be missed.
“If the good lord has an escavation company up there he’s already on that escavator digging” said Glasson honoring his friend and co-workers memory with a moment of humor.
A Go Fund Me page was launched to help the family to pay for costs related to Schoell’s services with the goal of raising $50,000. To date just under $15,000 has been raised.
“It will be a long time before he is forgotten” Glasson said.